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All students seeking admission to the department as music majors MUST complete a performance audition.
ALL major degrees in the department of music require an audition.

 

Admission & Scholarship Audition Dates
2013-2014

Saturday, November 16
Saturday, January 18
Saturday, February 8
Saturday, March 22
Saturday, April 12
 
 
Audition Procedure
Audition Requirements
 
Vocal (Contact Dr. Patricia Fleitas at 561-297-3823 / pfleitas@fau.edu)
  • Two memorized pieces from any of the categories listed below:
    • An opera, operetta, or oratorio aria.  Can include 17th and 18th century arias, or
    • English, Italian, German, Spanish, or French art songs.
  • You must provide your own piano accompaniment (live or recorded).
  • Other aspects of the audition:
    • A sight singing evaluation.
    • An aural perception evaluation (pitch and rhythm).

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion (contact Dr. Kyle Prescott at 561-297-3826/kpresco2@fau.edu)

Piano (contact Leonid Treer at 561-297-3372 / ltreer@fau.edu).
Please note that we are no longer accepting piano majors into the Music Education degree track.
  • Two selections in contrasting styles (pianists: at least one by memory)
  • All scales in major keys (two octaves, ascending and descending)
  • Sight-singing and ear-training evaluation and placement exam
  • Theory evaluation and placement exam
  • Music history evaluation
  • Sight-reading evaluation
  • Keyboard proficiency evaluation

Orchestral Strings (Contact Dr. Laura Joella, at  561-297-2262 /  joella@fau.edu)

  • Two contrasting movements from a major concerto, sonata or unaccompanied solo work. 
  • Orchestral excerpts or an etude may be substituted in consultation with the area director.
  • Sight-reading evaluation
Classical Guitar (contact Dr. Ken Keaton at keaton@fau.edu)
Electric Guitar (contact Masakuni Okubo at mokubo@fau.edu)
Electric Bass Guitar (contact Rob Rimmington at rrimming@fau.edu ).
Please note that we are no longer accepting guitar majors into the Music Education degree track.
  • Two Pieces of contrasting styles (latin, swing, ballad) including one jazz standard (no original or rock songs; two jazz standards preferred)
  • 12 Bar Blues in F or Bb
    • Melody
    • Chords
    • Improvised solo
  • Sight Reading
    • Guitar
      • Consistent melody by itself at any tempo
      • Comp the chord progression
    • Bass
      • Consistent melody by itself at any tempo
      • Walking bass line over chord changes

Scholarship awards are based on performance of repertoire alone. Theory, sight-singing/ear-training and history evaluations will not be factored when awarding scholarships.

Contact Information

Department of Music
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.3820
Fax: 561.297.2944
Email: music@fau.edu

Florida Atlantic University is an accredited institutional member of the
National Association of Schools of Music

 

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